Older patients will certainly remember silver fillings and how they always leave a large gray mark on a tooth. Thankfully, we now have a much more aesthetically-friendly option for repairing small cavities. Tooth-colored fillings are made of a composite resin material that can be shaded to look just like natural dental structure and blend with any smile. They also enable us to place smaller fillings, better preserving a tooth’s strength while restoring it.